College of Business

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Think Big, We Do.
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At URI’s College of Business, you learn to approach problems—and to solve them—the way businesses do. Technology is a big part of our culture—so are global thinking and a creative approach to project management, critical thinking, and communications. Here we offer you real-world, performance-based internships with companies from Price WaterhouseCoopers to Christian Dior, and you'll find the academic and professional opportunities essential for a career in a diverse, global business economy.

  • URI Big Thinkers in Business

    Small size, big thinking

  • IBP student Kayla Lombardi working at Audi Germany

    Performance-based internships

  • McHenry Tierney

    Innovation, innovation, innovation

  • Claudia Krah

    Global thinking

  • TMD student at Propel Textile Technologies

    Unique programs

  • Business students collaborating

    Community, collaboration, careers

What's Your Business Plan?

Business Students Collaborating


Our undergraduate majors open the world to you—whether your interest is in accounting, management, finance, general business, global business, marketing, supply chain management, textile marketing, or textiles, fashion merchandising and design. Add an emphasis on innovation, collaborative learning, and great internships, and you’re on your way.



Graduate Students


As a professional, you want programs designed for today’s innovation economy—and you want options. We offer two MBA programs—our One-Year MBA in Strategic Innovation and our Evening MBA program.  We also offer MS degrees in Accounting, Finance, Labor Relations and Human ResourcesTextiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Graduate Certificates in Labor Relations or Human Relations, and a PhD in Business Administration.



Students participating at BetaSpring

Interdisciplinary Programs

It’s all about collaboration. Our “Green Business” program offers you a BS in Business and a BS in Environmental Economics, and in our International Business Program (IBP), you’ll receive a BS in any of our majors and a BA in a foreign language. Dual graduate program options include the MBA/Master of Oceanography and the MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy.



Endowed Professorship

Frederick J. Newton III ’78 and Susan C. Newton have made a $1 million commitment to establish the Fred ’78 and Susan Newton Endowed Professorship in Human Resource Management at the University of Rhode Island.

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